So... when he ran for governor Rossi insisted he didn't need to answer questions about abortion because the governor of Washington state—pro-choice Washington state—doesn't have anything to do with abortion. Here's Rossi's spokesperson in 2008:
Despite what Gregoire and her operatives would have people believe, Dino would have zero influence on Supreme Court rulings as governor. If Dino were running for a position that had anything to do with the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, he’d talk about the court’s decisions. Since he’s not, he’s going to focus on fixing problems in Washington rather than talk about red herrings.
Okay... so now that Dino is running for a position that has a great deal to do with the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, he's going to have to answer questions—a whole lot of questions—about abortion.
UPDATE: Oh, and here's hoping Dino continues to reach out to the gay community during his Senate run...